In the midst of a global health crisis, Southern Cross University has welcomed Professor Julie Jomeen as the new Head of School of Health and Human Sciences.

Professor Jomeen, a distinguished researcher and experienced Dean, travelled with her family from the UK to Australia in late March to take on the multi-campus role at the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour on Australia’s east coast. The day before her scheduled flight, the Australian government introduced the mandatory two-week isolation for new arrivals in the face of COVID-19, making for an unusual welcome for the Professor and her family within the confines of their new home on the Gold Coast.

“It’s exciting to be with Southern Cross University as I begin to execute the Vice Chancellor’s new 2026 strategy. This strategy underpins the vision of our School to strengthen relationships and partnerships within our health districts and the broader healthcare sector, to be part of healthcare workforce solutions and give students. “It has been a surreal start to this role, however every crisis creates and opportunity and the importance of the healthcare workforce has never been more dominant than it is right now on the frontlines.

“This demonstrates the value of University health research and industry ready graduates to ensure the best possible workforce for the delivering to the best possible care,” Professor Jomeen said.

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